ALTHOUGH it may be a continuation of the band’s winning formula which landed the Brighton band a whopping six hit singles in 2005 and 2006, new LP Konk is still not a case of too many Kooks.
That said, Konk is undeniably a progression for the band.
Inside In/Inside Out, glorious and radio-friendly as it was, was still rough around the edges and also led to po-faced muso types accusing the band of “selling out”.
This time Luke Pritchard’s group have produced an album with a moodier fell brimming with subtlety, professionalism and hit singles, in the forms of tracks like Always Where I Need To Be and Gap.
There may be less wide-eyed joy about this album, but in it’s place the blinkers are on and the Kooks are down to business.